Water for animals, water for school
Climate change is affecting wildlife reserves all around the world. In Africa, nature parks, which are a huge biosphere reserve, are experiencing increasingly prolonged droughts. In Kenya, schoolchildren follow the example of Patrick Mwalua, a pioneering conservationist, and are incorporating the saving of water and energy into their schoolwork. This the story of the short film Environmentalists, shortlisted micro-documentary at the We Art Water Film Festival 5.
Years ago and due to the increasingly long dry seasons, Patrick detected that various animal species had serious difficulties to find water to drink. In 2016, a severe drought hit the country and thousands of animals in the reserves died; it was the trigger for Patrick to organize the provision of water with water trucks and refill waterholes: “I decided to help the animals, because animals are not to blame for climate change and humans are.”
Kenya’s natural parks are among the largest biosphere reserves in the world. They are also very accurate sensors of how climate changes affect biodiversity. For decades, they have been the scene of the danger of extinction of many species that are very sensitive to the instability of climatic seasons.
Environmentalists, by Mwangi, shortlisted micro-documentary at the We Art Water Film Festival 5.